Friday, January 8, 2010

Last 2 Days in Niseko

Yoda and Tiny Nuts were only here for a couple of days but it was nice spending time together on the slopes and during mealtime.
The Auther family arrived on the 6th and we showed them around Hirafu and took them to dinner at Fujizushi, where we ate nice sashimi and sushi.
The ootoro (fatty tuna), uni (sea urchin) and crab were great.
After dinner, we took them to The Barn for chocolate fondue!
Finally, we showed them the Ice bar where we sipped their specialty which consisted of lychee liqueur, grapefruit juice, vodka and blue Curacao.
GQ, Joe, Herminator
Yesterday, the Quad 4 lift and all other upper lifts in Hirafu were closed due to strong winds, so we took the shuttle to Niseko Village. We waited at the bus stop.
Herminator and Sleeping Beauty skiing.
GQ on the lift.
Mt. Yotei was gorgeous yesterday morning.
Skiing down Namara with Carol.
Trooper boarding down without falling at all!
For lunch, we ate at the Ezo Pub and I tried their Hokkaido Chicken Soup Curry ~ a bit spicy and nicely adorned with fresh vegetables.
The Niseko Village Hilton has a coz loby with this impressive fireplace.
For dinner, we ventured to Kame again and took the entire group. We had to have the Auther's try it as well. Hot Toddy even ate in her long underwear. Now, that's casual, fine dining!
First course - trio of salmon, prosciutto, and shrimp.
Trooper felt good today so she ate her rib eye steak with rice!
Second course - a delectable clam in a super secret broth which we ate with French fresh bread.
Trooper and Sleeping Beauty. Trooper is the best babysitter ever!
GQ and Trooper: student and teacher.
The Family!
Third course: flounder or steak
Fourth course: anchovy pasta with shiso leaf - light and delicate.
Last course - caramel tart, strawberry mousse on top of tutti frutti nougat crumble. This was great!
Dining at Kame is our favorite meal in Niseko. See you next year!

1 comment:

Sean said...

Great account of the winters sports for this year, Quinns! Looks like fun!

Hey, I wanted to invite you both to take a look at the entry I did on our Thanksgiving trip to Portland, Oregon to see Saipan friends. I think you'll be quite surprised (and impressed, I think) by who joined us for the part of the weekend. Since our Steeper Steps, Russ in particular has been encouraging me in this area, and I think he'll be pleased. It turned out well. . .

(P.S. He reads my blog religiously, apparently.)